Farm-Raised Beef, Pork and Poultry

Farm-Raised Beef, Pork and Poultry

Visitors are welcome to see the animals; please stop in at the Farm Market to let us know you will be visiting.

 

 

 

At the Farm Market, we sell beef and pork raised here on the farm and poultry from Misty Knoll Farms, a family farm in New Haven, Vermont. Our cows and pigs are NEVER fed antibiotics or hormones, nor are the chickens we sell. 

 

We offer:

  • beef: steaks, roasts, stew meat and hamburger
  • pork: bacon, bulk and link Sweet Italian, Hot Italian and breakfast sausage, chops, roasts, ham steaks, ribs and ground pork
  • chicken: boneless breasts, thighs, whole chickens, drumsticks, legs and wings.
  • turkey: breasts, cutlets, ground turkey, and whole turkeys (for Thanksgiving)

Our cows and pigs are an important part of our farm. We're in the barn or out in the pasture with them multiple times a day. We raise them humanely and with the utmost care, to ensure their well-being and the quality of the meat we sell.

About Our Beef

The beef we sell is Angus and Angus crosses bred by us and raised here on the farm. The cows are mainly grass-fed, grazing on fresh grass in season, baled haylage, and dry hay that we grow. In the non-grazing season and cold winter months, they are fed the baled hay as well as corn silage that we raise (non-GMO). We supplement our cows' diet with spent brewer's grain from Moat Mountain Brewery, a mixture of barley, hops and rye. Working together with Moat helps us both meet our goals for sustainability.

 

In winter, our cows live in a large airy barn where feed and water is available at all times, and where they can roam freely and sleep on bed packs. From spring through fall, the cows are pastured on 25 acres of lush green grass.


Our beef is processed throughout the year at the Windham Butcher Shop in Windham, Maine, a USDA-inspected meat processing facility. Our beef is dry aged, a process where the carcass hangs in a cooler for a minimum of 14 days which allows the flavor to develop. The meat is then cut to our specifications and packaged in cryovac vacuum-sealed plastic packaging with all the oxygen removed. Since no oxygen is in the package, the product keeps for a year or more without freeze drying. Proper aging and minimal processing makes for optimum flavor.

 

This process also sets our meat apart from meat at the large grocery chains where the beef is processed, packaged and on a truck in the same day. 

About Our Pork

Our pigs arrive in the spring. They live in large pens and enjoy a diet of milk from the dairy and grain pellets made to our specifications using New England grains.  

 

Like our beef, our pork is processed at the Windham Butcher Shop in Windham, Maine. We do this each fall. The pork does not need to be aged to develop flavor and therefore is normally cut within a day of slaughter. Smoked cuts have minimal amounts of nitrites and are smoked for several weeks.

 

The demand for our bacon is so high that at certain times of year we do offer bacon that is consistent in quality with ours.

About Our Poultry

A family farm with values in keeping with ours, Misty Knoll Farms raise their birds with the utmost care, feeding them whole grain, free of antibiotics and animal by-products. Their chickens range free in spacious, specially designed enclosures. Their turkeys, when old enough to withstand Vermont’s cool nights, are sheltered in open barns with free range access to lush pasture, sunlight, and fresh water. They process their poultry on-site in their own USDA-inspected facility. The result: flavorful poultry with no fillers or water added.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Little Farmers

Wed, July 26, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
more >>

Book Mobile by Believe in Books

Fri, July 28, 2017 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
more >>

Farmer for a Morning

Sat, July 29, 2017 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
more >>

Little Farmers

Wed, August 2, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
more >>